Dr. Saziye Karaca

Dr. Saziye Karaca

  • Born in 1967, Swiss/German nationality
  • 1999: Doctor of Medicine (Germany); recognised in Switzerland in 2009
  • 2009: Postgraduate degree in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (recognised in Switzerland in 2009)
  • 2012: Postgraduate degree in vascular surgery (European degree)
  • Specialist physician in wound care (ZWM certificate, Akademie Wundmanagement Zürich).
  • 2018: Executive MBA Medical Management (Kalaidos Business School, Bern)

My background

I studied medicine in Germany, where I obtained my degree in 1999. Afterwards, I worked as a doctor in Hamburg (Germany) and Cleveland (USA), as well as in the Monaco Cardio-Thoracic Center. I arrived in Switzerland in 2003, where I continued my medical training at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).

In 2009, I obtained my degree of specialist physician (FMH) in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. This was followed by my postgraduate degree in vascular surgery in 2012.

Between 2009 and 2017, I worked as head physician at the cardiovascular centre of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). I was a member of the “HUG wound care group”, in charge of the prevention and treatment of postoperative, venous and arterial wounds.

During my career, I participated in several humanitarian missions, mainly in Cameroon and Nigeria. Outside working hours I like to go for a hike or do sports.


  • Association des Médecins de Genève (AMGe)
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • Swiss Association for Wound care (SAfW)
  • European Wound Management Association (EWMA)


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